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5 Studio-Quality Headphones & Speakers You Can Afford

Pro-quality sound is more accessible than ever. Today’s headphones and speakers are light-years ahead of previous generations, delivering studio-grade sound and a host of other features. And best of all, you can easily find studio-quality speakers and headphones with crystal-clear, well-balanced sound at a reasonable price. Here are a few ideas:

Speakers

Sound check: you don’t need a big box or a surround system for big audio anymore. The best new speakers are compact and stylish, with sound quality that brings music to life.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM

If you want portable studio sound, this little speaker packs a surprisingly powerful wallop and the amped-up bass does the job of a bigger speaker without noticeable strain. It’s waterproof and drop-proof, with a more-than-respectable 10-hour battery life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3

Think of it as WONDERBOOM’s big brother. Ultimate Ears lives up to the name, delivering 360° sound, deep bass and portability. Plus – it features the Magic Button, a one-touch control panel that compares favorably to higher-priced smart speakers on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samsung M360 Soundbar

Soundbars – rectangular speakers that fit on a bookshelf or, ideally, right in front of your TV – are all the rage. This one comes with a subwoofer. Take your binge-watching to the next level or just enjoy a dynamic home audio system that works wirelessly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Headphones

You don’t have to compromise audio quality when you’re on the go. Say goodbye to tinny, lifeless headphones; these headsets make “in-ear surround sound” a real thing.

AKG Y100 Headphones

These award-winning in-ear headphones are wireless, comfortable and boast an 8-hour battery life with high-speed charging. Ambient Aware technology lets you listen to music without losing touch with your surroundings, a bonus for outdoor enthusiasts.

The three-button universal mic and remote works for hands-free calling as well as music playback – but with sound this good, you’d probably rather listen to your favorite song than take a conference call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AKG Y500 Wireless Headphones

If “compact and discreet” are less your thing than “full noise cancellation and rich sound,” this over-ear headset has you covered. Its award-winning reference sound is perfectly balanced. Its frame is made for durability. And, it packs a whopping 33 hours of battery life. With this quality at half the price of other brands, it’s a great value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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